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Mineral resource potential map of the Muddy Mountains Wilderness Study Area, Clark County, Nevada

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1458-C

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Abstract

The Muddy Mountains Wilderness Study Area (WSA 050-0229), Clark County, Nevada, has a high potential for mineral deposits of calcium borates and lithium. The known and potential mineral deposits are concentrated in the east-central and south-central parts of the study area (see map). Zeolites (in particular clinoptilolite) are present in some tuff beds throughout much of the study area, and this resource potential is probably moderate to high. Stream-sediment sampling suggests that the Muddy Mountains area has little potential for mineral deposits of metals (other than lithium). Clay minerals are mined at one locality in the (!rea (see map). Building stone and silica sand have moderate to low potential in some places. Oil and gas potential within the study area is low, but complete evaluation of its potential is not possible without drilling.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mineral resource potential map of the Muddy Mountains Wilderness Study Area, Clark County, Nevada
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1458
Chapter:
C
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: 11 p.; Plate: 43.58 x 21.94 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Nevada
County:
Clark County
Other Geospatial:
Muddy Mountains Wilderness Study Area
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N